IEEE 1394b Mini-PCI Express Card
BWI March 2010 Newsletter

Featured Product: MPX-643

Taiwan Commate Computer Inc.(COMMELL), announced its new IEEE 1394b PCI Express mini card -- MPX-643 -- is built around LSI`s FW643 device, the industry`s first single-chip solution integrating PCI Express bus and 1394b functions. The MPX-643 offers one 400Mbits/1394a and two 800Mbits/1394b ports for high-speed connectivity that provides plug and play for FireWire devices and peripherals for Windows operating systems, the OS will detect the card presence and load the appropriate drivers automatically. Driver for Linux is also available.

The MPX-643 PCI Express mini card supports multiple IEEE1394(IEEE 1394b, IEEE 1394-1395 and 1394a specifications), with its high speeds, low bit error and guaranteed latency requirements that will bebefit computer peripherals in many of the applications such as imaging decices, entertainment equipments and casual storage.

Features :
  • PCI Express Mini Card compliant, Complies with RoHS.
  • Onboard PCI Express LSI FW643 FireWire controller.
  • OHCI Compliant/Compatible with any FireWire device or peripheral.
  • Serial data rates: 400Mbps and 800Mbps.
  • Two fully backward compatible Bilingual 1394b ports and one 1394a port
  • COMMELL PCI Express mini card

About Mini-PCI Express

PCI Express Mini Card(also known as Mini PCI Express, Mini PCIe, and Mini PCI-E), is a replacement for the Mini PCI form factor based on PCI Express. PCI Express Mini Cards are 30 x 56 mm and smaller than PC Cards, PCI Express add-in cards, Mini PCI add-in cards, and other add-in card form factors. This reduced size permits a higher level of integration into embedded PC. It provides a number of benefits, including: Flexibility for Build-To-Order, Upgradeability for the newest technology, Seviceability, Reliability, Reduced size: Mini-PCI Express cards page